This photo shows me in 1951 after
throwing a rod on a very cold Iowa morning, probably due to ice in
the oil. A new rod solved the problem. I bought the car for $40,
drove it for a year, then sold it for $40 for college money.
--Dave (Vancouver, Washington State)
PS. I replaced the rod myself with the aid of a high school buddy. Rented weekend UNHEATED space in a gas station with an oil changing pit for $5, and we got that blueflame 6 running again by school on Monday. Unfortunately, the car had no heater, so it was one long and cold winter, driving it back and forth to my HS job as a supermarket carryout boy.